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News in Brief April 2016

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Billington Holdings has announced pre-tax profits of £3.1M for the period ending 31 December 2015, up by 63.2% on the previous year. Revenue increased by 25.7% as the company’s main structural steelwork business delivered a host of high profile projects such as the Next distribution centre, Doncaster; Brize Norton Aircraft Hangar, and Wellington Place, Leeds.

Trimble has introduced three new versions of its Building Information Modelling (BIM) software, known as Tekla Structures 2016, Tekla Structural Designer 2016 and Tekla Tedds 2016.

AJN Steelstock has expanded its operation with the acquisition of a 17-acre industrial site in Henstridge, Somerset creating 100 new jobs. In business for over 60 years, demand for the company’s steel has grown year on year for the last 15 years and in 2015 the firm recorded a record turnover of more than £50M and increased its steel sales by 21,512t  (20 per cent up on the previous year.)

A recently commissioned report by Metsec has highlighted the benefits of using its Steel Framing Systems (SFS) ahead of other alternative solutions. As part of the testing, the report compared several different real life scenarios to see how the SFS wall would work in situ in comparison to brick, timber cladding, insulated render and rainscreen cladding.

British sports car manufacturer, TVR, has announced that its new production facility will be located in the Ebbw Vale Enterprise Zone in South Wales. It is currently looking at three sites within the Enterprise Zone and the company expects the facility to be a large steel-framed structure.

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